hinder, hamper, obstruct, curtail; chain, bridle, hobble. Check, curb, repress, restrain refer to putting a control on movement, progress, action, etc. Check implies arresting suddenly, halting or causing to halt: to check a movement toward reform.
Curb implies the use of a means such as a chain, strap, frame, wall, etc., to guide or control or to force to stay within definite limits: to curb a horse.
Repress, formerly meaning to suppress, now implies preventing the action or development that might naturally be expected: to repress evidence of excitement.
Restrain implies the use of force to put under control, or chiefly, to hold back: to restrain a person from violent acts. 6.
receipt, tab, counterfoil. 26.
coupon, tag, stub. 30.
obstacle, obstruction, hindrance, restriction, restraint, impediment, control, deterrent; bar, barrier; damper; curb, bridle, bit, rein.